Linda      Van Drent
Phone: M: 510.913.7098 510.913.7098 mobile
Phone: O: 925.253.4600 925.253.4600 office

Linda Van Drent

Associate Broker
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My mission is to provide each of our clients with the extraordinary quality of service in the buying and selling of real estate and to always act with honesty and integrity. When working with us, we will share every insight that 29+ years brings to each sale, whether obtaining the best possible price for your home or negotiating the best price when purchasing your home.  My team and I  know that a client's choice of representation will dramatically influence the outcome of their sale or purchase. In most cases, it will even affect the final sales price.

I have an unrivaled familiarity with the current on, and off-market properties and trends. When representing first-time buyers, business managers, CEO’s, and many celebrities of all kinds in their own business fields, each client’s needs will be met with discretion and utmost privacy.


  • Real Estate contributor, SF Bay Area for MarketWatch, a division of Dow Jones,
  • Coldwell Banker International President's Circle, Top 2% Worldwide
  • Coldwell Banker Top 100
  • Coldwell Banker Northern California Luxury Marketing Network
  • National Association of Realtors   member
  • California Association of Realtors   member
  • Designations: Associate Broker, CRS, GRI, e PRO, Luxury Marketing Specialist
  • Graduate in Interior Architecture
  • Designed for the Fortune 500 prior to Real Estate
  • Prior Docent at SFMOMA
“Linda intrinsically understands the art of the sale (whether representing the seller or the buyer) and is a strong advocate to have on your side. She’s simply the best and her clients are fortunate to have her working for them.  I can’t recommend Linda highly enough – especially for anyone facing a challenging sale or move.” 
- Pam Mantor      


Professional Experience

Coldwell Banker 1990 to Present, Associate Broker

Rucker Fuller San Francisco, Branch Manager
Corporate Interior Design/Architecture and Space Planning for Fortune 500 Firms in the San Francisco Bay Area



California College of the Arts, BFA with Honors
UC Berkeley



The Art of The Sale

It's all about first impressions 

There is an old saying, “If your home does not sell it is either marketing or price.“  Linda offers her clients a formidable combination of: strategic pricing, artful presentation, and savvy marketing. The message is simple, honest and is designed to provide your home with a powerful first impression. Staging, photos, property description, web images, preview parties and open houses are carefully orchestrated to make your home stand out and to create the “buzz” required to attract the most qualified buyers.


“She knew how to best market our home. No detail escaped her and the results were better than we ever anticipated. We received five offers and sold the house for substantially over the asking price! I would recommend her to anyone who is selling or buying a home.”
- Liz Reynolds 


The Art of The Purchase

Stay Ahead of the Curve

In today’s ever-changing market only the best and the brightest stay ahead of the curve. Competing offers coupled with inventory fluctuations require real-time strategies, quick execution, savvy negotiation skills and a solid reputation. Linda has all of these attributes and this is why she has an outstanding record of getting you what you want and “closing the deal.”


“Linda helped me find my dream home and then negotiated against six other buyers to actually win it. I had no idea the negotiation process was so complicated and positioning was so important. Linda is a real pro. If you want to get what you want, make sure you have Linda on your side.”

- Jeffrey Smith 

Committed to Your Success

Linda has a reputation for providing exceptional service to her clients. Her broad experience and knowledge make her the best person to deliver results in today’s market. She represents her clients with passion and determination. Her goal is to develop a simple plan of action to help them get the results they desire.       

Extraordinary Service
Linda built her business the old fashioned way – With client service at the forefront and a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. 

Her mission is simple – To provide extraordinary service on a one-to-one personalized basis, with decisions made quickly and solutions customized to individual needs.



Coldwell Banker Realty
5 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA